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Underwater expeditions - Whale Shark Tour

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Address: Playa Del Carmen-Isla Mujeres -Holbox, 77717, Mexico
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+52 984 807 9110

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We went with Rene and Joel. They are very professional compared to other tours as I saw a bunch of them at the spot. Thanks to Rene we arrived at the spot very first among other... read more

Reviewed 23 August 2015
Hiroki K
Deerfield, Illinois
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Deerfield, Illinois
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Reviewed 23 August 2015

We went with Rene and Joel. They are very professional compared to other tours as I saw a bunch of them at the spot. Thanks to Rene we arrived at the spot very first among other boats, and Joel took each pair of us to best positions to enjoy the whale sharks. For other tours they just sent the people... More 

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Karlstad, Sweden
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Reviewed 7 August 2015 via mobile

We were picked up 30 minutes later than expected at our hostel without getting information about it. After that, the guide keot saying we were in a hurry to see the whale shark since we were so late (after a while with too many tourists the whale sharks might get scared and dive down). Because of this, we only had... More 

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Merida, Mexico
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43 reviews
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Reviewed 24 March 2015

We had an absolutely wonderful experience with Mexico Whale Shark Tours. We were a family of three adults, two teenagers and a 12 year old. To start off, email communications were clear and quick, and a lot of information on what to expect while swimming with the whales was provided to us ahead of time. We had some additional, out... More 

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Mexico City, Mexico
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Reviewed 18 September 2014

We went on the next-to-last day of the whale shark season (season lasts from June to mid-September). The ocean was really spiky and a lot of people in our group got very sick. The two 2-minute swims with these beautiful, peaceful, large animals made the whole endeavor very rewarding.

4 Thank JuanFernandezG
Singapore, Singapore
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6 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 September 2014

We paid 140 usd per person to snorkel with these magnificent gentle giants on the 15th of June 2014. The visibility was rather poor, only about 3m however they said it was because of all the plankton that attracts the whale sharks to feed on. Nonetheless, there were approximately 40 whale sharks in the area we stopped at and we... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 September 2014

An incredible adventure from beautiful Isla Holbox in Mexico. See sea turtles, sting rays, dolphins and the amazing whale sharks. Swimming alongside a 35 foot fish is a total rush and you only need snorkle gear as they graze the surface.

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Sydney, Australia
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9 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 September 2014

Honestly, i dont think it matters who you go with... if you see a Whale Shark, it will undoubtedly be an incredibly special experience. However, we can HIGHLY recommend Willys tours on Isla Holbox. They offer the experience at a great price and yet give you the best experience possible. Our guide was just fantastic, Eddy, really loves what he... More 

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New York City, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 August 2014

The reason for our trip to Isla Holbox was to see whale sharks and because they are visiting here between May and September, this is an opportunity to see Manta Rays also. Just a fantastic location to see them both in the water and from a boat. Your choice. Isla Holbox is not an easy destination to get to. We... More 

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 August 2014

Thank you Nestor and Locho for making our whale shark experience as great as possible. We saw tons and tons of sharks over 2-days, enjoyed fresh ceviche off the beach of Isle Mujeures and had a great great time! Knowledgable and dedicated crew made all the difference.

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Giessen, Germany
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 July 2014

Swimming with the whale sharks was a truly amazing experience that I'll never forget. We booked this tour in 5th Avenue in Playa del Carmen at Ecotours and payes 120$ for it (at our hotel it would have been 215$ and there were people on our boat who had payed between 180-225$; I also met someone who has payed only... More 

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